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Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law

Admissions Profile

Admission rate %:
46%
Number students applying:
2,121
Number students accepted:
981
First-year attrition rate:
9%

LSAT Scores 2014

75th percentile:
160
Median:
158
25th percentile:
153

GPA 2014

75th percentile:
3.79
Median:
3.58
25th percentile:
3.30

Financial Profile

Tuition and Fees Full-time Part-time
Resident $43,700 0
Non-resident $43,700 0
Living Expenses Full-time
On Campus $22,236
Off Campus $22,236                 

Education Life Profile

School Population

Total number students enrolled:
479
Number students enrolled full-time:
479
Number students enrolled part-time:
Number of first-year students:
191

Gender Diversity

% Women faculty:
46%
% Women students:
45%

Ethnic / Racial / Global Diversity

% Minority faculty:
13%
% Minority students:
17%
% International students:
5%

Academic Profile

Student Opportunities

Number of law journals:
3
Names of law journals:
Penn State Law Review, Penn State Journal of Law and International Affairs, Yearbook on Arbitration and Mediation
% of students involved in law journals:
32%
Number of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
Names of faculty-supervised clinical courses:
% of students in faculty-supervised clinical courses:
19%
% of students in field placements:
27%
% of students in simulation courses:
99%

Curriculum Strengths

Corporate/M&A/Transactions,
Dispute Resolution,
Family Law,
Public Interest Law,
International Law

Graduate Employment Profile

National Employment Rate Percent Number of
Graduates
National Employment Rate 2014 66% 116
National Employment Rate 2013 47% 94
State Employment Rate 2014 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 51% 72
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 6% 9
State 3rd Largest Employer DE 4% 5
State Employment Rate 2013 State Percent Number of
Graduates
State 1st Largest Employer PA 40% 58
State 2nd Largest Employer NY 8.3% 12
State 3rd Largest Employer VA 4.1% 6

Employment by Job Categories

Law Firm Solo
3.4%
Law Firm 2-10
9%
Law Firm 11-25
4.8%
Law Firm 26-50
2.8%
Law Firm 51-100
3.4%
Law Firm 101-250
2.8%
Law Firm 251-500
0.7%
Law Firm 501+
2.1%
Law Firm Unknown Size
1.4%
Business & Industry
13.8%
Government
12.4%
Public Interest / Service
2.8%
Clerkships Federal
2.8%
Clerkships State / Local
16.6%
Education / Academia
0.7%
Other
0

First-Time Bar Pass Rates

Bar Exam Eligibility:
Most Current
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 94% 81%
State 2 NY 84% 85%
State 3 CA 50% 71%
One Year Prior
Reported Data
State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 94% 82%
State 2 NY 87% 82%
State 3 CA 67% 71%
Two Years Prior State Average
School %
Average
State %
State 1 PA 88% 85%
State 2 NY 84% 85%
State 3

Type of School

Accreditation Status:
ABA Accredited
Public / Private:
Public
Part-time:
No
Affiliation:
Feeder School 1:
Feeder School 2:
Feeder School 3:

Student Bar Association

Contact Phone:

Link to Lawdragon Survey

Link to Survey:

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School Information

Lewis Katz Building
University Park, PA 16802
Region:
Northeast
Main Phone:
814-865-8900
Admissions Phone:
814-867-1251
School Website:

Administration

Dean of School:
Gary
S.
Gildin
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
University of Wisconsin
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Stanford Law School
Graduate Degree:
School:
Director of Admissions:
Rebekah
Saidman-Krauss
Undergraduate:
BA
School:
Smith College
Law Degree:
JD
School:
Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law
Graduate Degree:
School:

Reputation Profile

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